Directors and Staff
These are the folks who will be working hard to offer information, creative ideas for exploration and adventure, and a program organized to provide an optimum learning opportunity during your four-week stay in Dublin.
Professor Marianne Blair
Professor Blair is a full professor and the Study Abroad Director at The University of Tulsa College of Law, where she has taught Family Law, Civil Procedure, and International and Comparative Family Law for the past twenty-six years. She has taught in the Dublin summer program in 1999 and 2005, and served as Resident Director in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. Professor Blair is co-author of the first American casebook in the field of comparative and international family law, Family Law in the World Community and a contributing author to the leading treatise on U.S. adoption law, Adoption Law and Practice (ed., Joan Hollinger). She has published numerous articles on topics related to adoption law and international and comparative family law. Professor Blair has also served as Chair of the Family and Juvenile Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools and as a member of the Oklahoma Adoption Law Reform Committee, through which she participated in drafting the Oklahoma Adoption Code. She has received several teaching awards at the College of Law, and in 1992 she was one of the recipients of The University of Tulsa Outstanding Teacher Award.
Mary Guilfoyle Holmes
Mary is the Study Abroad Programs Coordinator and assists students with the application, enrollment, and billing processes for the Dublin Program. She also facilitates student communication with Stetson University for the China, Argentina, and London Programs. Questions about your Dublin application, enrollment, internship application, housing arrangements, health insurance, or any other questions can be directed to Mary at (918) 631-5038 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Riley Kern, from Locust Grove, Oklahoma, is a 2L at the University of Tulsa College of Law and the Student Assistant for the 2013 Summer in Dublin Program. He has undergraduate degrees in theology and sociology, and has completed coursework towards his Masters in Sociology from Oklahoma State University. In addition to being a full-time law student, he also frequently teaches sociology classes at Oklahoma State University Tulsa campus and Rogers State University. He is a member of the Board of Advocates executive committee and a candidate for Tulsa Law Review. He participated in the 2012 Dublin program, taking classes in European Union law and interning with the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine. While in Ireland, he fell in love with the people, the culture, and the country, and cannot wait to return for another month. Riley is married and enjoys playing guitar and piano, cooking, reading, writing, and hiking. If you would like a student's perspective on the program, please contact Riley at (918) 237-9593 or email@example.com
Professor Mary Catherine Lucey
In addition to teaching European Community Competition Law, Professor Lucey assists us as the Administrative Coordinator with University College Dublin. For a more complete biography, see the Dublin Faculty web page